We inspire people and accelerate ideas by igniting the entrepreneurial spirit globally.

 

Programs

 

for Executives

Learn about the business environment and entrepreneurship practices in the U.S. from top executives and thought leaders in Silicon Valley. Leave Draper University's executive program with a concrete innovation plan and a network of potential partners, investors, and customers.

for entrepreneurs

Live with like-minded entrepreneurs in one of the first established entrepreneurship boarding schools. Join our Hero Training Program and go from an idea to a product ready to pitch to venture capital investors and join 700+ alumni who have raised $250M+ in total. 

What is Hero Training?

LEARN FROM OUR STUDENTS!

 

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Learn from Silicon Valley Icons

You’ll gain access to some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and startup experts in Silicon Valley. Some of our past speakers include Elon Musk (Tesla), Dave McClure (500 Startups), and Aaron Levie (Box), among others.

 
 

Bill Draper
Venture Capitalist

Elon Musk
Co-Founder & CEO, Tesla 

Heidi Roizen
Operating Partner, DFJ

Amanda Bradford
Founder, The League

Steve Jurvetson
Partner, DFJ

Aaron Levie
Founder & CEO, Box

Tony Hsieh
Founder & CEO, Zappos

Michelle Phan
Founder, Ipsy & YouTube star

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Jeff Hoffman
CEO, Priceline

John Zimmer
Co-Founder & President, Lyft

Justin Kan
Co-Founder, Twitch

Tim Westergren
Co-Founder, Pandora

 

Upcoming Sessions

 

SessionsDates Duration Application Deadline
Hero Training Summer 2019 June 16 - July 20, 2019 5 Weeks May 24 Applications Closed
Hero Training Fall 2019 Oct. 13 - Nov. 16, 2019 5 Weeks Sept. 27 Learn More Apply
Hero Training Spring 2020 Mar. 15 - Apr. 18, 2020 5 Weeks Feb. 28 Learn More Apply
Hero Training Summer 2020 June 14 - July 18, 2020 5 Weeks May 29 Learn More Apply
 

Our Values

 

DIVERSITY

Our entrepreneurs come from a variety of diverse backgrounds and represent various countries including Chile, Estonia, Nepal, South Africa, South Korea, Malawi, Senegal and Iraq.

ATTITUDE

We select on the basis of entrepreneurial spirit, passion, creativity, desire to change the world, and grit. We're investing in YOU so feel free to apply before you have a team or startup idea. 

RELATIONSHIPS

You'l live with your classmates in the heart of Silicon Valley and discuss tech trends and startup ideas past midnight. Once you join the Draper family, you're part of a close-knit community for life.

OPPORTUNITY

We'll give you access to 80+ investors during Demo Day, where you'll gain access to top-tier investors and join other alumni who have received funding from the likes of Marc Andreessen and Marc Benioff.

 
 
 

Partners

Draper University works with companies, accelerators, investors, governments, non-profits and other organizations to raise and support more heroes globally. If you are looking for powerful partnership, please contact us.

 
 
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